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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.


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littlelacie   in reply to Mica73
get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help.
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I m desperate , facing eviction , my husband pass away 3 months ago . I have 2 kids 9 and 6 , please help me.
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I am US citizen I came from yemen after my house destroyed, I came to Addis Ababa with two kids and my old sister who is disable on wheelchair due to CV, I have been told there is no financial help for me at US embassy at the moment, I run out of money which I had and I sold all my gold brecelet that I am wearing. Now I need my governement to help me to get me out of here. I am here almost three week and I have been through a lof of difficulte time. your understanding and coorperation is highly appreciated.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to helpneeded,q
Hi all we can do on here is give u information where u mite get help type need help with bills city state if u don't see it under city state put county state u will see a list of places that can help if they got the funds hope this information can help u
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Good afternoon, my wife and I are having some financial problems and we couldn't pay the rent this month at our apt. It's in her name because we were separated at one point. The sherriff brought a summons by the other day and we have till the 22 nd to pay and her 401k will take 7-10 business day to come through and I don't get paid till the 25the is there any chance for some help. And we live in Columbus, ga.
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littlelacie   in reply to PHONE
hi,Rose has not been on this site for years.We do not know any resources outside the US,sorry.
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i need urgent funds in one month time to buy a houce.i have been renting for 17 yrs and my family is growing.iam in zambia africa.iam a pastor.i need funds for buying land for church as well.please help.
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littlelacie   in reply to KiaJ78
hi,I don't know. try it in Jersey.when you do find a place in jersey that will help with deposit,ask them if it can be used in NC.If they say yes-YAY!! If not ask themhow to get one for your place in NC.they may tell you to enter Asheville,NC after you enter needhelppayingbills,. when you tell NC your circumstances that you are moving there and that jersey had told you to contact them,they will know what you need.certainly one place or the other will do it. one of them will help .
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KiaJ78   in reply to littlelacie
Is there any resources that will help with a security deposit in another state?
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C.B.J.   in reply to KiaJ78
I wish you were close to Loris South Carolina they have a place there that helps as long as they have funds
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littlelacie   in reply to KiaJ78
we do not know any resources that will help with travel expenses,sorry.
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KiaJ78   in reply to littlelacie
Hi leave in NJ and i was laid off in 2013. I have been offered a great position in Asheville NC, but i have to relocate on my own. Do you know of any organizations that help with down payments for relocating families?
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Melissa Borror
Hi the person u posted to has not been on here sent 2011. All we can do on here is give u information where u mite get help. For one u said your ex put all this stuff in your name yes they can hold it on u. For a computer there no resources that help with that. For help with rent lights gas call 211 tell them what u need help with they will give u places to call to see if they can help u with the light bill. But there no resources that help with cable phone car are anything to do with a car. Hope this can help u.
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Melissa Borror
Good morning! I'm Melissa and I do have a bit if an emergency, if you will? Three years ago, I moved into this one bedroom house I rent, and I trued to get thee electric turned on in my name. I was pretty shocked when I found out that 'I' had an outstanding bill from 2002. I could not comprehend the fact that I had a bill but never had electric turned on. There are a few reasons why this is ridiculous but the main one is this. I moved here in Tucson in 2001. Literally overnight, I became addicted to drugs and was so for eight years. I was homeless and on drugs for eight years. I asked them if they actually thought it was logical to have electric with no place to put it. Their response, yes we do. A month ago, they turned my electric off because apparently, my EX did not pay the electric that he had turned on in his moms name which is $455.00. He also had a bill in his name from before I met him that is $155.00. The one in my name is for $497.00. They said, even though he and I are no longer, they will not turn thee electric on ANYWHERE for me unless I pay the full amount which they are claiming is $1266.00. I'm not too sure that that is legal to put all three accounts in mine when they have nothing to do with each other. I also have asthma and use a nebulizer. I have been clean for seven years and left my EX after seven long years of abuse and prayers for my strength. In this time I have been walking on sprained ankles because I cannot afford a vehicle, which I've never owned one before. I cannot afford the $600.00 fee to pay to get my license reinstated. I'm on ssi and in about an hour or so, I will be broke after paying my rent. I have recently received my GED and now I'm in college. I flunked six classes due to the high volumes of stress from my EX. He has me in debt with the cable company because he put my name on thee account and refuses to pay his bill. The other percentage of failing those classes is due to lack of proper tools needed to succeed. I cannot afford a laptop and as you are well aware, everything is technical based. Majority of classes are in fact on the internet. ANYTHING will help me to relieve some of this ridiculous and constant stress that forever hangs over me. I thank you kindly for your time and patience to read this and others alike. I appreciate you and I appreciate your services to help people. Thank you again for your time. Have an amazing day loves...Blessings!!!
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I am 60 years old and have lived in my home 13 years, my husband passed away in 08, since then I had to go through probate and the attorney wanted me to sign a deed of trust that had 11 sentences on it, 2 weeks later the homeowner wanted him to ad 1 more sentence saying they could default or foreclose on me anytime they wanted, for 6 years they did exactly that, the neighbors helping them trying to force me out of my home, I was injured by a coworker and lost my job for 6 months, hired a bankruptcy attorney not knowing anything about it except it would help me save my home, this attorney worked against me, ignored everything I said, I finally lost my home to sheriffs sale and they are trying to evict me I ran into the woods to avoid the sheriff, I have farm animals dogs cats ect, and the county is threatening to kill them, I have no where to go and if I do I would need 18,000 to get into something to save my animals and not be homeless, I have a civil suit but not one attorney will help me, they come up with, conflict of interest, the homeowner has threatened me, slandered me, harassed me, and stole from the property, also told neighbors my rd was theirs and they destroyed it, called police on me on my own property, and the story is long, but I have proof of everything, I need a place to go for my pets, I have tried humane societys, foster places, hsus, ads ect and no one wants them I really need help what can I do, I have lived in fear 6 years knowing if I miss one payment they would do this to me, scared to come home because I thought the neighbors were calling police on me again or destroying my road, I can't deal with this anymore, I'm extremely shaking right now because I think the police are at my door, please help me I don't have any money to move I live in Idaho, Benewah county
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littlelacie   in reply to jude1444
we have no cash on this site to help anyone.this is an information site only.the only site I located that may be able to help is Easter Seals.So contact your local unit of Easter Seals to see if they can help or if they know any other places that might be able to help. L'm sorry,I would check for you but you did not give us your city,state.
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israel it   in reply to please help jennifer
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Grants is being used for wicked inventions,u no spooky science,injecting innocent
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israel it   in reply to littlelacie
Hang in there ppl,keep looking for help,don't give up no matter how bad it is out there.this world want us wanting.they hate us,they also hopes that we'll die off.
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I was seriously injured in an auto accident, that was not my fault. The driver of the pickup who ran into my auto had the minimal insurance required by law. I am a 71 year old woman who lives alone on a low income budget. I have been approved for a motorized wheelchair through medicare. This will help me at home, however, I need also to use the chair for attending doctor's appointments,shopping,etc. I am looking for money to purchase a motorized wheelchair lift. Can you help me?

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